Well I finally completed my collection of Fuji Lenses. I got the last of the “FujiCron” series – Fuji’s f2 WR lenses. The first was the 35mm (50mm full frame equivalent) which I took to Vegas. Then I got the 50mm (76mmFF) which gets me back to my preferred focal length neighbourhood of gateway telephoto. And finally, I sold my XE2 & 18-55 setup and bought the 23mm (35FF). This whole series of lenses is super fantastic. They are sharp and optically sweet even wide open and above everything else, they are compact. I can carry the XPro2, the 3 lenses, spare batteries and more in a small Domke bag. It’s an ideal travel setup.
I really like the 23mm/35mm focal length. It’s a really versatile way to view the world. I find it superb for environmental portraits. It shows just enough background with emphasis on the subject.
The other night we had our Souris Moose Creek Adventure Club night kayaking and canoeing along the Souris river. I threw the off camera flash bag in as well and waited for the sun to dip a bit. I had with my favourite flash of choice: LumoPro LP180. If Tony Stark invented a flash, it would be this one. It’s all manual for ultimate control. And thrown through an umbrella up close it does a great job.
I was shooting the XPro2 in Astia and Classic Chrome simulations. It kind of made for a cool colour contrast along the water.
All in all I can’t recommend the “FujiCrons” enough. I really love using them and they always do a fabulous job. One of the images in this post is an iPhone 7 photo. See if you can spot which one it is!
The last few mornings the fog has been thick off the river. Maybe a reminder that fall is coming?? Shudder! 😮 I hope not. Let’s hold onto summer as long as we possibly can. For now, enjoy the foggy fog! 8)
This is a quick update of some photos of the flooding conditions south of Oxbow. The photos were taken at about 7:30PM June 23rd. The water is up significantly and the road on the south side of the bridge has heaved and cracked significantly – which is scary. I predicted the water wouldn’t raise up over that bridge, but it might simply wash the bridge away! Especially if the bank gives way. 😯
Got up to go check the devastation early this morning. Major Wa-Wa in the Souris. Wow! Sandbags ahoy. Hopefully the water doesn’t get up any higher into the homes. I nabbed a few HDR shots too, see if you can spot them. 😉